NorthSide Farmers Market now accepting EBT cards

By Chris Pugh - [email protected]

Galion’s Northside Farmer’s Market is now taking part in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

According to officials, SNAP participants can use EBT cards to buy items at the market.

Cardbolders will get tokens for use there and EBT cards will be processed using a wireless EBT machine at the market welcome table.

The EBT machine was bought using grant money.

“We know that many families and individuals in our community are struggling with rising food costs and want to eat healthier,” Galion Mayor Tom O’Leary said. “The market’s goods are already more affordable and fresher than many supermarket offerings, so getting them straight from the growers is a great opportunity on many levels.”

The market, formerly held at KFC, is open every Tuesday through October from 4:30-6:30 at its new location in Heise Park. The last market of the month is an expanded market, where local artisans and craftsmen attend and sell their handmade/homemade products.

Current vendors include:

* The Edible Landscapes

* That’s My Farmer

* Laughing Hills Stock Farm

* Roseberrys’ Homemade

* Fairview Orchard

* 8 Sisters Bakery

* Bill’s Bakery

* Green Patch Garden

* Gibsons’ Orchard

* Heritage Harvest Farm

* Heavenly Suds Soap

* Back To Our Roots Farm

Crafters include:

* Clutters’ Caning and Baskets

* Leather Designs

* Heavenly Hands Quilting

* Country Angel – Rusty Star Primitives

* Clete’s Woodcrafts

Friends of the Galion Library also attends weekly.

The Humane Society Serving Crawford County will be offering hot dogs for donations at Tuesday’s market.

For information on being a vendor or raising funds, call 419-468-1857.

By Chris Pugh

[email protected]

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